Thinking of giving the exterior of your home a face-lift? Perhaps you’re not a dig in the dirt, let’s plant trees, and plan walkways type of homeowner but you’d still like the front of your home to show off your personality. Painting the front door is an excellent/easy/phenomenal way to make a bold statement without risking your manicure or braving the elements.
2014 presents many brave as well as understated choices in color for your entrance. In the brave category, trendy color choices vary from orchid, to muted robin’s egg blue to yellow (yes yellow) depending on the shade of your home, yellow can be very appealing and certainly eye catching, coral is a win for 2014 as well. The fantastic part about experimenting with painting your front door is just that, an experiment, it’s nothing a few hours and another gallon of paint can’t fix if your “pop” turns atrocious.
Batting for the neutral team we have gorgeous shades of neutral-ish green, which can pair well with most any home’s exterior palette, to gray. Gray is one of the hottest color trends in the last few years in fashion and interior home décor, it was only a matter of time until gray caught on in the exterior world as well. Classic red is never a bad decision as long as the proper shade is chosen to seamlessly match with your exterior. The white/black or buttery yellow/white color combinations pair best with modern shades of red, and tan exteriors pair best with deeper more country-themed reds.
Still stumped? Consult Feng Shui articles for additional creative ideas like this one by MindBodyGreen’s Jayme Barrett. Feng Shui can add not only harmony but flair to your home.
Take the leap of faith and leave the winter blah’s in the dust with your new look. Your home will thank you, and what better way to smile upon your return home than with a splash of your own personality!